Quotes with dog
There will always be a lost dog somewhere that will prevent me being happy.
The Restless Heart (1938)
A faithful dog does not judge its owner, it does not criticize him or her, it simply accepts him or her; it accepts us as we are, for who we are, no matter how we dress, no matter how much money we have or don't have, and no matter what our social standing might be or might not be. No matter what happens, one's dog is still one's friend.
Speech about cruelty to animals on the floor of the Senate, 2001.
In 1968, I became vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry, and unhappy like we do….It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight its the size of the fight in the dog.
I have nothing to say to him [Ronald Reagan], because he is mad. He is foolish. He is an Israeli dog.
Interview with Marie Colvin on June 20, 1986.
But in modern war, you die like a dog for no good reason.
No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has.
The most important difference between business and academia is this: In business everything is dog eat dog. In academia it’s just the reverse.
For not as a bond-servant or dependent has this proudest of mammals entered the human fraternity; not as a slave like the beasts of burden, or a humble camp-follower like the dog. The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends; it will not be kennelled or harnessed nor suffer any dictation as to its goings out or comings in.
The Achievement of the Cat
The problem of cat versus bird is as old as time. If we attempt to resolve it by legislation who knows but what we may be called upon to take sides as well in the age old problems of dog versus cat, bird versus bird, or even bird versus worm. In my opinion, the State of Illinois and its local governing bodies already have enough to do without trying to control feline delinquency.
Stevenson vetoed a bill that imposed fines on owners who allowed cats to run at large (April 23, 1949).
"Let a sleeping dog lie." It is a poor old maxim, & nothing in it: anybody can do it, you don't have to employ a dog.
Written in copy of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Margery Clinton, August 18, 1908
The old saw says -- "let a sleeping dog lie." Experience knows better; experience says, If you want to convince do it yourself.
Written in Clara Clemens's copy of The Gilded Age
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
By what right has the dog come to be regarded as a "noble" animal? The more brutal and cruel and unjust you are to him the more your fawning and adoring slave he becomes; whereas, if you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward -- you will never get her full confidence again.
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
Its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog.
There's been a lot of stories about how I got to be called Duke. One was that I played the part of a duke in a school play--which I never did. Sometimes, they even said I was descended from royalty! It was all a lot of rubbish. Hell, the truth is that I was named after a dog!
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
I've thought it would be cool to have a baby young, you know, be my road dog – like my dogs, they travel the world – but there's always something you have to give up for success. Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013